AND THE OSCAR GOES TO…
As Oscar frenzy mounts we present a selection of Irish shorts: nominees and winners of Academy Awards®. With more to come in February…
CONQUEST OF LIGHT
Louis Marcus’s second Academy Award® nomination for Best Short Film (Live Action) was in 1975 for this beautifully-crafted film about Waterford Glass.
FILM INFO: 10 mins, Ireland, 1975
Steph Green’s film, based on a Roddy Doyle story, follows a young African boy on his first day in school in Ireland. Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Short Film (Live Action) in 2008.
FILM INFO: 11 mins, Ireland, 2007
Benjamin Cleary’s film about a lonely young man with a speech impediment who faces his greatest fear. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short in 2016.
FILM INFO: 12 mins, Ireland, 2015